photo booth fun with a creative twist!

Don’t you just love those vintage style photo booths? It reminds me of going to the skate rink as a young teenager or hanging around the mall with my friends, and the only thing we would spend our money on was the photo booth and a hotdog on a stick!

But even MORE I just love the new twist that I see on photo booths everywhere… you know… the added fun props that you can wear that just give you a license to be goofy! Everything from wigs and feather boas, to mustaches and big red lips on sticks!  The results are delightful, and of course are just screaming to be scrapbooked.

I attended one such “special event” last weekend in Brentwood, Calif (the northern one)!  It was ‘Heidi Swapp’ weekend at Art Inspired Studios. The team at Art Inspired Studios cleared ALL the fixtures and products out of the store, and brought in tables and chairs for our 2 days of workshops.

Art Inspired is the LSS to my own ‘hybrid specialist’ Maridette Cachola who was the mastermind behind using some of my own products as PROPS in the photobooth! The results were amazing!  This is one of my favorites: Myself and Patty with our 2 ‘signature’ sayings… patty: “zoinks” and mine: “Make Pretty Stuff”. I wrote them on the oversized printouts of my own word bubbles from the Sugar Chic Stix.

Here’s Maridette telling you a little bit about her plan:

F A B U L O U S!  

That’s how the weekend was with Heidi Swapp at Art Inspired Studios in Brentwood.  As you know, Heidi’s digi shop has lots of digi goodness.  There’s so many different ways you can create with digital products.  Since it was going to be a fun weekend of doing what we love… MAKING PRETTY STUFF, we decided to create a photobooth using her digital elements.  We were fortunate enough to have a photo booth machine for Friday night from Gina Marie at Scraptacular Getaways and wow!  It was a blast!  I used images from Heidi’s SUGAR CHIC PENNANTSNO LIMITS PENNANTS,  COLORFUL INSTAFRAMESNO LIMITS STICKERSSUGAR CHIC STICKERS and SUGAR CHIC BUZZ WORDS.

To create these oversize elements, all you have to do is open your computer to where your files are located drag and drop into Photoshop Elements or Photoshop resize and print.

(If you are a Silhouette owner, you can also ‘print and cut’ the .png elements right from the Silhouette software.)  After printing, trace and cut out from cardstock the shape of the image,   this will go behind the image so you could sandwich the skewer stick which makes it more sturdy.  You can add stickles to add sparkle.

For the backdrop banner, I printed the instaframe (which I sized to 5×7)  and banners all on 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock. I then punched holes and threaded white tulle to tie them together.

As for the backdrop I used a white ruffle curtain.  Loved the pretty ruffles!  Voila!  You’ve created a photo booth and props out of digital elements.  So when you’re planning your next party you may want to create one and use any camera maybe even your polaroid or instax camera.  How fun would that be!  Just take a look at the silly and fun photos we all took.

big thanks to Dette… as i wouldn’t have thought to blow those elements up SO BIG that they were life size! that was seriously such a memorable part of that weekend! and even if you don’t have The Fabulous GINA there with a big photo booth set up… these are fun ANYTIME and ANYWHERE!  

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